The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show Random Rules Listen 32 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/56616/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend It’s quintessentially human to think that success or failure can be attributed to a clear and obvious cause. But Leonard Mlodinow believes that randomness and chance play a more profound role than we like to think. His new book is The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives.